Several Digimon have the ability to take on a human form (人間形態 ningen keitai?), or, in some cases, an animal form. This is usually done to avoid detection while in the Human World, and generally hinders their combat abilities.

Possession of a human form is usually a character trait, rather than a species-wide ability, although there are exceptions.


Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02

Before the DigiDestined become familiar with the nature of the Digital World, many enemy Digimon take on human disguises to lull them into a false sense of security. Unlike other "human forms", these are costumes that they often shred to pieces as they reveal themselves. The Bakemon at Overdell wear costumes resembling masked parishioners, only revealing their true, ghostly nature once they have Sora and Joe in their clutches The Dancing Digimon, while Kokatorimon on Server Continent disguises himself as the human captain of his cruise ship until the DigiDestined are safely aboard, at which point he attacks. The Crest of Sincerity

Arukenimon and Mummymon, who have Oikawa's DNA Oikawa's Shame, are able to take on human forms. After leaving Oikawa's body, MaloMyotismon shortly assumes the man's form until he absorbs energy from the children infected by the Dark Spore. Oikawa's Shame

Digimon Tamers

While spying on the Tamers, Makuramon disguises himself as a boy named Makura.[1]

Digimon Data Squad

After BanchoLeomon takes the spirit of Spencer Damon into his own body, however, King Drasil possesses Spencer's body as a hostage. He then declares that if BanchoLeomon ever reveals that Spencer's spirit resides in him, he will destroy Specier's body forever much to both BanchoLeomon and Spencer's shocks. The Truth About BanchoLeomon!

Digimon Next

Digimon Fusion

Splashmon operates Luca, a human-shaped puppet, through an Azure Drippin in order to fool the Fusion Fighters United Army. Psych-Out in Cyber Land!

After his death at the Fusion Fighters United Army's hands, Bagramon reincarnated as the Old Clock Shop Man through unspecified means. Burn up Tagiru! A Glorious Digimon Hunt!

KnightChessmon briefly takes the form of a white cat before pulling Hiroya into DigiQuartz. Rare Cards have Vanished! The Invincible RookChessmon

From left to right: Baromon, Greymon, Sparrowmon, Monimon, Dorulumon, Shoutmon, the Starmons, Ballistamon, Cutemon, Gatomon, Wizardmon, and MailBirdramon

In the manga, when Xros Heart and Blue Flare journey to the Human World, Wizardmon and Baromon use their magic to disguise their allies as humans and mundane animals.

Xros Shape!! Enjoy the Human World!!?

Xros Songs!! To All Youths Who Chase their Dreams!!

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

In Cyberspace EDEN, all avatars are made to resemble to their users. However, Hackers are able to change their appearance.

After Kyoko and Rie were attacked by Eaters during EDEN's beta test, Alphamon and Crusadermon possessed their bodies and became able to move in the Real World.

When Pete is trapped in Nakano Broadway's intranet, he uses an avatar in the form of Fuyume Yuuki to send a help message, rationalizing that if he used the form of a cute girl, everyone would come to his rescue.

Some days after Aiba's mind data is separated from their body by an Eater, their mind manifests itself in the Real World, while their real body is in the Central Hospital's ICU, being treated as a patient of the EDEN Syndrome. As a data body (データ体 dēta-tai?), Aiba has the ability "Connect Jump", which allows them to enter any kind of data, but due to the invasive naure of this ability, Aiba's original EDEN account doesn't recognize them, requiring the creation of a new account.

Mirei's Angewomon and LadyDevimon take the form of cats within the DigiLab and Nakano Broadway.

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

YJ-14 is an android created by Leviathan and disguised as the human "Yujin Ozora". The Truth About Yujin As part of the disguise, Leviathan faked its background records. Oath of the Starry Sky! The Asutora Rescue Operation!

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